vSoup Ball Slinging #16

Luigi DanakosChris CicotteTim Oudin

Once again the vSoup crew get involved with extreme sports, and get three guests all at once. Lugi Danakos, Chris Cicotte and Tim Oudin from the vCommunity Trust joins us to explain just what they are up to, and why!

We even get into some rather “hairy” suggestions for future fundraising activities for the vCommunity Trust and we eagerly await the various vendors response!

Note: We have to make a correction after the fact, the #vTrust structure allows sponsoring of any candidate globally and not just US.

Linkware:

vSoup One Man Parties #15

Episode 15 of vSoup comes to you just before the VMware community avalanche that is VMworld hits your tweet stream. Featuring two guest who not only share the same name, but neither of them are actually going. Simon Long and Simon Seagrave join us for a chat about the vbeers tweetup initiative, building out labs and the dangers of relying on hotel/conference wifi!

vSoup Lets go Bowling #14

Stephen FoskettMatt SimmonsBob Plankers
Three hosts, three guests. What could possibly go wrong?

Stephen Foskett and Matt Simmons from Tech Field Day join us for the first time, and by popular demand we welcome back Bob Plankers! Naturally most of the talk revolves around Tech Field Day #7 which is right around the corner, but we manage to squeeze in some vSphere 5 as well.

Competition Winner

It’s been a while, but back in vSoup Visio is for Girls #12 we ran a little competition. We are pleased to announce that Pat McCloud has won a physical copy of Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director by John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan Ben Lin, Michael Haines and Raman Veeramraju. Pat, Christian will be in touch to get the prize sent your way!

vSoup A Man After Midnight #13

Mike Laverick

Mike Laverick, the SRM guru, is our guest and we get into all sorts of goodness: VMUG’s, SRM, VMworld bands, some vRAM semi-speculation and vBeers get some attention too! What is an unconference? Are we commoditized yet?

Linkware:

vSoup Visio is for Girls #12

Simon Long

Simon Long (you know, the guy with a massive slog) is our guest this time around, recorded from a dodgy hotel room in Leeds. Luckily Simon was able to see his car from the hotel room window, making sure no-one stole it during recording.

Even if Simon is “one of them” (read: vendor) we can’t exclude him, especially now that we have “one of them” in our own midst as well.

Semi-random images related to the podcast:

Short and Dumpy

Reverse Limbo DC temperature scale

Linkware

 

Competition Time

We’re back with a new competition! This time you can win a copy of Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director by John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan Ben Lin, Michael Haines and Raman Veeramraju.

All we ask is for you to tell us, either via Twitter, a comment or an email:
how many times does Chris mention Veeam in this podcast?“.

And, we know it’s a way overdue, we have drawn a winner of our last competition. We are very happy to announce that Guy West-McDonald is the winner of a copy of vSphere for Dummies. Chris will be sending you your prize as soon as possible!

Remember to follow @vsoup_podcast on Twitter and to subscribe via iTunes, RSS or Stitcher!

vSoup Special Edition #3 – Tech Field Day Soundbites

We couldn’t let the opportunity of getting some of these great Tech Field Day people to talk with is, while recording, so here it is:

Soundbites from Tech Field Day #6

vSoup Tech Field Day / BPaaS Soundbites with Mike Laverick and the happiest man in virtualization Tom Howarth.Mike Laverick talks about VMware SRM (surprise!) and virtualization management products.

Tom talks about Tech Field Day itself and current status and the possible future of VMware MVP.

At the end, we even have our first vendor on, with VKernel’s Brian Semple (what’s up with that twitter account Brian?) appearing explaining why VKernel presents at Tech Field Day.

Linkware:

Chinwag with Mike… and Chris Dearden [Episode 01]
VMware SRM
Nimble Storage
VKernel
Hyper-9/Virtualization Manager
VMware MVP (Mobile Virtualization Platform)

vSoup Raw #10

Stuart Radnidge

This time around, Stuart Radnidge is our guest, which somehow has prompted us to do a “RAW” recording. Minimal edits have been done, and we might just be a little more incoherent than usual.

Linkware

London VMUG Session
Rise of the Stupid Network
High Scalability
Evernote Architectural Digest
vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide: Shortcuts down the path of Virtualization
Internet censorship and you
Controversial Data Storage Directive Accepted

Competition Time !

If you would like to get your hands on a copy of “vSphere for Dummies” as reviewed by Chris recently here

“What books has Stuart been recently involved with?”

 

Winners will be announced when the next episode is released.

vSoup Golden Week #9

vSoup Episode #9, unlike AWS and PSN, is now available!

Christopher Wells

This time around we’re joined Christopher Wells aka the vSamurai.
At last, the vSamurai and vNinja gets talking!

Chris talks about his earthquake experience and life in Japan in general. Due to his recent experiences he’s even submitted a paper for VMworld 2011! Naturally we also get into disaster recovery and some whacky possible datacenter disasters. Veeam Backup and Recovery has it already, but will SRM get host based replication at some point?

What’s up with all the weird energy drink names? Since Chris enjoys his Pussy in the shed, we need an energy drink sponsor! Are clown jackets really the best way to monitor your environment?

VMware Cloud Foundry, why should we as sysadmins care?

Christopher Wells talks about his Tech Field Day #5 experience, and we’re extremely happy to announce that the entire vSoup crew, as well as this weeks guest has been invited to attend Tech Field Day #6 in Boston!

Episode #9 Linkware:

vSoup Script-o-gasm #8

vSoup Episode #8 is now available!

Jonathan Medd
In this episode we’re honored to have Jonathan Medd as our guest! As Jonathan runs his own podcast called Get-Scripting PowerShell, he proves that not only is he a great host on his own, but a very good guest as well.

Naturally Jonathan talks about the new VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration. We even get the gritty details on the work behind writing such a book like schedules, publishing and dealing with technical editors.

We also touch into other topics like Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (Previously known as Opalis), PowerShell licensing change by Microsoft, community awards: Can you “catch them all”?

Episode #8 Linkware:

Competition Time

The competition is back! Don’t worry, we’re not trying to give away the cheesehat again! This time around we have a paperback copy of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration book to give away.

Want to win it? Listen to the episode to find out how!

vSoup Everything is Better with Bacon #7

vSoup Episode #7 is now available!

Sean Clark
Sean Clark is our esteemed guest this time so naturally the first topic is
Argyle Sweater vests and Crocs, which surely is a winning combo?

Tech Field Day and Stephen Foskett, gets a lot of praise, but when will we get one in Europe? Xangati gets (even more) praise for the now infamous bacon and chocolate espresso beans serving!

How about a Cherry Pie and Bacon combo? It has already been done, Chris!

How about virtualizing your SQL servers? Do they require bacon? How do you go about setting up your storage for virtualized DBs? The Oracle tax on virtualization and licensing to finance uncle Larry any way around it? Is there a VMware vSphere Cluster size sweet spot, and if so, do they really resemble making love to a woman?! Will Christian reach virtualization nirvana in 2011? Party in the datacenter? If not, at least he gets to play with his fondleslab and vCenter!

Episode #7 Linkware:

Competition Time

We don’t have a new competition this time, but we do have a winner from our last one! As usual we numbered all of the comments, but this time we decided to do a manual draw. The winner, and only contestant, is <insert drumroll here>: @dncns! Congratulations, we’ll make sure David Owen sends you his mug!

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